First Edition   ©1997

The Sovereignty and Goodness of God

with Related Documents

Mary Rowlandson , Neal Salisbury (Smith College)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-11151-7; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-11151-9; Format: Paper Text, 184 pages
Mary Rowlandson's The Sovereignty and Goodness of God, first published in 1682, is an English Puritan woman's account of her captivity among Native Americans during Metacom's War (1675-76) in southeastern New England. In this volume, 17 related documents support Rowlandson's text, which is reprinted from the earliest surviving edition of the narrative.
"This edition of The Sovereignty and Goodness of God, with documents provided and the editor’s very fine introduction, will at long last give scholars and teachers a version of the text equal to its historical and literary importance."
— Barry O’Connell, Amherst College